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Research and innovation

Research and innovation paper series

Working papers, policy briefs and literature reviews produced by the Commission's research and innovation department

What kind of publications are included

This collection encompasses the evidence-based analytical papers of the Commission's research and innovation department, including in collaboration with other Commission departments.

Publications fall into 3 categories

  • working papers - analytical reports to underpin research and innovation policymaking by the Commission
  • policy briefs - short notes to inform discussions on research and innovation policy and stimulate debate
  • quarterly research and innovation literature reviews - brief summaries of recent publications on economics and research and innovation policy.

Working papers

  • Report
  • Γενική Διεύθυνση Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας

Financing instruments and challenges for innovation in the EU

WP 2023/01 - This paper studies the firm-level drivers of product, process, organisation and marketing innovation in the EU with panel data from 2009 to 2021.







Policy briefs


  • Study

EU R&D intensity: A Case Study

This case study explores the EU policy experience in fostering public and private investments in R&D.


  • Report
  • Γενική Διεύθυνση Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας

R&D investment targets and reforms

Analytical background for the R&D investment targets under the new European Research Area initiative.


Literature review


  • Report
  • Γενική Διεύθυνση Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας

Quarterly research and innovation literature review: The impact of market power on R&I

Issue 2022/Q3 – This edition covers recent empirical evidence and theoretical reflections on market concentration and R&I, investigating the current trend of rising market concentration, highlighting the main drivers and consequences for innovation outputs.